When I look for inspiration, I open my eyes and look at Mother Nature’s gifts. There’s not a single natural color pallet found in nature that would cause you to say, “Oh, that is not going to work!” Mother Nature may have never attended design school, but the old girl’s got a good eye.
We can all see the vibrant colors in the Kiwi fruit but what also stands out to me is the balance and symmetry flowing in a circular movement. It’s not just color that makes a design work, it’s also the movement and relationship to the subject.
The Dragon fruit exemplifies how perfectly the colors work together in Mother Nature’s pallet of choice. The canvas of fruit is painted with a feminine flair. You would be able to combine these hues in a fashion selection or room decor. Let nature be your guide when selecting colors because you just can’t go wrong!
EOSTONE is a company that takes natural stone artifacts and professionally prepares each stone fossil to create a timeless piece of natural art.
You can see how beautiful the stone fossil countertop is when used as a seating bar top. EOSTONE uses a hand-rubbed sealer designed to protect the stone against stains.
The above mirror is a mimicry of white coral. The graceful twist and turns found naturally in coral, inspired the designer to create an extremely interesting decorative mirror. MADE GOODS is a decorative home furnishings company offering many natural design influences in their products.
Let us not forget that we are also the children of nature. We, too, are balanced pieces of art designed to live on this earth and receive warmth from the sun.
I am inspired by nature and I strive to be one with nature. Respect Mother Nature always and be grateful for her gifts.
1/2 cup dried lavender
1/2 cup raw honey
1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove zest from two lemons, leaving white pith behind. Squeeze all of the lemons for 2/3 cup juice and set aside. In a large pot bring 5 1/2 cups of water and zest to a boil over high heat. Stir in the lavender. Partially cover the pot, lower the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, place a large strainer lined with cheesecloth or a damp paper towel over another pot or heat-proof bowl. Strain tea, pressing on herbs to extract all liquid. Stir in honey until dissolved. Stir in lemon juice. Let cool completely, about 45 minutes. Fill four tall glasses with ice. Pour tea over ice and serve immediately.